DFC: Nintendo to Sell 17.6 Million Switch Consoles in North America Through 2020

DFC Intelligence is predicting Nintendo will sell a total of 17.6 million units cumulatively of the new Switch hybrid video game home console and portable system in North America through 2020. The game system ships March 3 at $299.99 in the U.S. The forecast was included in a ... More

IBM’s Schroeter: Fourth-Quarter Results Reflected Cloud, AI Successes

IBM continued to make major strides on its artificial intelligence (AI), cloud and security initiatives in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, according to CFO Martin Schroeter. The company’s results for the quarter “reflect the success we’re having” in those and other I... More

Sony Gives ‘Resident Evil’ Character the AI Treatment

As if the “Resident Evil” series wasn’t spooky enough, Sony’s going to make the latest installment even creepier, giving the evil Red Queen character artificial intelligence, putting her in Facebook Messenger, and letting users converse with her. What could possibly go... More

Box’s Grillo: Demand Across Multiple Industries for Box Platform

Early adopters that are leveraging Box Platform and using the company’s application program interfaces (APIs) to build content applications are “spanning the gamut” across a wide variety of industries, Dominic Grillo, Platform solutions leader, said Jan. 18 during a Box web... More

AT&T, Nielsen Sign Multi-Year Deal to Use Set-Top Box Data for Ratings Measurement

AT&T has signed a multi-year deal with Nielsen calling for set-top box data from connected homes subscribed to AT&T’s DirecTV and U-verse services to be included in Nielsen’s local and national TV currency ratings services, Nielsen announced Jan. 17. That data will then be us... More

CDSA Names New Chairman, Announces Officers, Committees for 2017

CDSA, the international content protection association, has named Ben Stanbury, director of studio content protection for Walt Disney Studios, its new Chairman.  Stanbury will direct the strategy for the Association's mission of providing industry-wide content protection solutio... More

NSS Labs Names Brvenik CTO

Cybersecurity research and advisory company NSS Labs has named Jason Brvenik as its new CTO, bringing the security and systems design veteran over from Cisco. Most recently serving as principal engineer in the office of the chief security architect at Cisco — a role he took ... More

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Report: Security Operation Basics Often Ignored (CDSA)

An organization’s security operations centers (SOC) is supposed to be the main line of defense against cyber attacks, but according to a new report from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), more than 80% of SOCs today aren’t doing enough to protect their organizations. HPE’... More

YuMe Debuts New Mobile Vertical Video Ad Format

Digital video brand ad company YuMe has launched a new mobile vertical video ad format for brands and ad companies, a customizable offering that allows legacy video ads to fit more easily in mobile experiences. Intended to help marketers earn higher recall and favorability with t... More

Edutopia: Making a George Lucas Vision a Reality

The George Lucas Educational Foundation, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016, was founded by the famed filmmaker with the goal of helping K-12 teachers make education more engaging for students, to help future students avoid the boredom Lucas said he encountered in scho... More